3 of the Best Tours from Salzburg to Vienna

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published July 6, 2021

Austria’s capital is a handsome melange of baroque and Bauhaus, centuries-old coffee shops and cutting-edge ateliers, opera houses and sprawling festivals. It’s one of Europe’s most popular mini-break destinations and just three hours from the heart of Salzburg. 

 best tours from Salzburg to Vienna


Imperial Vienna is the perfect antidote to Salzburg. Where the latter represents quintessential Austria, with its mountain air and musical heritage, Vienna offers the whimsical sophistication of old-world Europe. Combined, they make the perfect holiday. What’s more, between the two cities there’s a wealth of staggering landscapes, from the infamous Blue Danube to snow-capped mountains. The easiest way and most affordable way to dive deep into this part of the country is on a tour. There are a few to choose from and to help you make the right decision for you we’ve rounded up a few of the best tours from Salzburg to Vienna based on itinerary and value for money.

Private Tour from Salzburg to Vienna

Most tours across Austria tend to lump a few travellers together, but on this tour from Salzburg to Vienna you can travel in a private group of up to seven people. You’ll get to the Austrian capital by luxury minivan, via the Salzkammergut Lake District and the World Heritage Region of Wachau, a mere eight hours after leaving Salzburg. It’s also customizable, so you pick and choose your activities along the way.  From $180 per person. 

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Private Transfer from Salzburg to Vienna 


If your priority is to get to Vienna as comfortably as possible, with a few sights ticked off your bucket list along the way, this private transfer is an excellent option. Offering door-to-door private transport, your local driver will stop off at the most iconic sights en-route. There’s time for two major sightseeing stops between the two cities, with six sights to choose from. You could pass your time at a picturesque lakeside village, like Sankt Gilgen or a fairytale castle at Krezenstein. For history buffs, there’s the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, while nature enthusiasts will adore Durnstein. From $240 per person. 

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Private Tour from Salzburg to Budapest via Vienna 

This blockbuster itinerary packs three cities into three days. Departing from Salzburg, you’ll get to enjoy a scenic three-day drive through quintessential Austrian villages, castles and mountains, stopping at Vienna and Budapest overnight. Along the way, your group of up to seven will get to explore the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, hike across the Wachau and soak in one of Europe’s most cultured rivers, the Blue Danube. There’s just about enough time in Vienna to visit the top sights, dive into a historic coffee shop and sample a schnitzel before you arrive in Budapest. The perfect whirlwind tour and introduction to some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. From €1,600 per group of up to seven travellers. 

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